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villa contessa
tuscany | collalto colle val d’elsa siena florence
sleeps 35 or 31 or 25    doubles 15    twins 2    singles 1    bathrooms 22    guest bathrooms 0

Situated in the heart of Tuscany between Siena and Florence, this villa, owned for centuries by an Italian aristocratic family, is encircled by spectacular gardens offering breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside. Originally dating back to 1400, with additional construction undertaken between 1700 – 1800, the entire residence was sympathetically restructured in 1997. The villa has four floors which give a total area of 1500 msq. In front of the villa, close to the pool area, there are two guesthouses which can be rented on request to increase the capacity to 35 people. If they are not rented they will remain closed. The second guest house is approximately 450 msq.
All the bedrooms in the property have private en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower (with a small number of exceptions which only have a shower), air conditioning, a phone, a safe, a hair dryer and a television. The main villa, which looks similar to a castle, has various living rooms all decorated and furnished in elegant and comfortable 19th century furnishings. Particularly pleasant are the various furnished terraces, which offer a range of settings in which to enjoy dinner or breakfast. A staff of seven work every day to clean the villa, carry out maintenance work, take care of the gardens and to assist guests. The staff live in a separate house independent from the villa to ensure complete privacy for guests. Guests can enjoy superb and unforgettable dinners either outside or inside the villa.

 

pool area
furnished porch with sofas, pool house with fridge, pool with internal steps, hydro massage pool next to the swimming pool, large white gazebo facing the pool, open air showers, sauna room.

main villa

ground floor
the villa has two entrances. from the back: historical room with small museum of utensils from the countryside work. room for wine tasting leading to the billiard room.

first floor
access by internal and external staircases, living room, 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom. large kitchen (professional equipment) three dining rooms all connected together, each with circular table that comfortably seats 12. the dining rooms have french windows opening onto a spectacular terrace furnished to eat and gazebos for shade. first class dinners with silver serving plates are served. Tv room, room with table games and bar, tv, and fridge. 1 double bedroom decorated with frescoes, en suite bathroom with shower. 1 bathroom. suite: small sitting room, fridge, 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and double basin. small church. 1 single bedroom, en suite bathroom. green suite: small sitting room, 1 double bedroom with bathroom, 2 double bedrooms, en suite bathroom.

second floor
1 twin bedroom ( beds size 120 cm) and 1 en suite bathroom. suite: small sitting room, double bedroom, 3 doubles with en suite bathroom, 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom.

guest house

ground floor
reception with independent entrance, computer internet. independent entrance: 3 steps to small sitting room with fireplace, TV, 1 double bedroom with jacuzzi, 2 double bedrooms with each an en suite bathroom with shower.

casa contessa

first floor
small sitting room, fridge, breakfast area, garret with tv area.1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi. 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom.

amenities

grocery shops, supermarket and shops at Colle Val d’Elsa, restaurants 3km/2miles, small planes & helicopters can land nearby 2km/1mile.

notes

gas and electricity not included, towels changed weekly, kitchen to be used only by the villa staff.

main distances

Colle Val d’Elsa 10 min drive, Florence 45 min drive, Siena 15 min drive, San Gimignano 20min drive, Monteriggioni 10 min drive, Volterra 30 min drive, Montalcino 1 hour 10 min drive, Roma 2 hour 45 min drive.

airports

Florence 55km/33miles, Roma 280km/168 miles.

notable features

• spacious, convivial living spaces & comfortable bedrooms
• idyllic setting for a small wedding or special celebration
• refined decor with art collection
• separate houses offer flexibility for larger groups or families travelling together

  • swimming pool

  • outdoor jacuzzi for 8
  • air conditioning
  • tennis court cement floor
  • billiard room
  • sauna
  • internet
  • fax machine
  • DVD
  • 2 phone lines (to be billed to individual rooms)
  • BBQ
  • 2 playstation mod.2
  • cellar with selection of tuscan wines
  • satellite TV
  • billiard room
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • mosquito nets
  • stereo/CD player
  • video recorder
  • parking area
main distances
Colle Val d?Elsa 10 min drive, Florence 45 min drive, Siena 15 min drive, San Gimignano 20min drive, Monteriggioni 10 min drive, Volterra 30 min drive, Montalcino 1 hour 10 min drive, Roma 2 hour 45 min drive.
airports
Florence 55km/33miles, Roma 280km/168 miles.

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.

2015 weekly rates

35 people (main villa and guest house)

24March-25Apr
30May-29Aug
03Oct-31Oct
31Oct-28Nov
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
53.870,00
66.180,00
52.330,00
46.170,00
60.050,00

6.000,00
USD
*67.466,79
*82.883,83
*65.538,09
*57.823,31
*75.206,62
*
*7.514,40
GBP
**42.247,55
**51.901,67
**41.039,80
**36.208,82
**47.094,21
**
**4.705,50
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.2524 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.78425 GBP.

included

staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00), welcome dinner and daily continental breakfast (food excluded), change of linen and of bath and pool towels twice a week, electricity, weekly rental, water & hot water, internet connection, air conditioning, final cleaning on Saturday, concierge service.

not included

heating, telephone, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day 15 Euros per hour, grocery shopping service 50 Euros each time, cooking service 40 Euros per person for 1 meat menu (min. 25 pax) including food, 50 Euros per person for 1 fish menu (min. 25 pax) including food, drinks excluded or 400 Euros per meal plus table service plus cost of food + 50 Euros shopping service. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

2015 weekly rates

31 people (main villa and guest house)

28March-25Apr
30May-29Aug
03Oct-31Oct
31Oct-28Nov
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
46.170,00
58.480,00
44.630,00
38.480,00
52.330,00

6.000,00
USD
*57.823,31
*73.240,35
*55.894,61
*48.192,35
*65.538,09
*
*7.514,40
GBP
**36.208,82
**45.862,94
**35.001,08
**30.177,94
**41.039,80
**
**4.705,50
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.2524 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.78425 GBP.

included

staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00), welcome dinner and daily continental breakfast (food excluded), change of linen and of bath and pool towels twice a week, electricity, weekly rental, water & hot water, internet connection, air conditioning, final cleaning on Saturday, concierge service.

not included

heating, telephone, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day 15 Euros per hour, grocery shopping service 50 Euros each time, cooking service 40 Euros per person for 1 meat menu (min. 25 pax) including food, 50 Euros per person for 1 fish menu (min. 25 pax) including food, drinks excluded or 400 Euros per meal plus table service plus cost of food + 50 Euros shopping service. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

2015 weekly rates

25 people (main villa only)

28March-25Apr
30May-29Aug
03Oct-31Oct
31Oct-28Nov
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
39.250,00
51.550,00
37.700,00
33.100,00
45.400,00

6.000,00
USD
*49.156,70
*64.561,22
*47.215,48
*41.454,44
*56.858,96
*
*7.514,40
GBP
**30.781,81
**40.428,09
**29.566,23
**25.958,68
**35.604,95
**
**4.705,50
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.2524 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.78425 GBP.

included

staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00), welcome dinner and daily continental breakfast (food excluded), change of linen and of bath and pool towels twice a week, electricity, weekly rental, water & hot water, internet connection, air conditioning, final cleaning on Saturday, concierge service.

not included

heating, telephone, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day 15 Euros per hour, grocery shopping service 50 Euros each time, cooking service 40 Euros per person for 1 meat menu (min. 25 pax) including food, 50 Euros per person for 1 fish menu (min. 25 pax) including food, drinks excluded or 400 Euros per meal plus table service plus cost of food + 50 Euros shopping service. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

2014 weekly rates

35 people    main villa & guest house

Notes: weekly price for the periods 26Apr-31May and 13Sep-4Oct € 58.482,-;weekly price for the period 23March-26Apr € 52.326,-;weekly price for the period 4Oct-1Nov € 50.790,-.

 

24May-28June
28June-12July
12July-30Aug
30Aug-13Sept
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
65.410,00
65.410,00
65.410,00
58.480,00
46.170,00

6.000,00
USD
*81.919,48
*81.919,48
*81.919,48
*73.240,35
*57.823,31
*
*7.514,40
GBP
**51.297,79
**51.297,79
**51.297,79
**45.862,94
**36.208,82
**
**4.705,50
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.2524 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.78425 GBP.

included

staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00) for cleaning, welcome dinner, daily continental breakfast, change of linen and towels twice a week (Wed and Sat), electricity up to 330kwh, weekly rental, all taxes, water & hot water, internet connection, pool towels (up to 40 towels), final cleaning on Saturday.

not included

heating, telephone and fax service, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day at 10 Euro per hour, grocery shopping service 50 euro each time, cooking service 5 course dinner Euro 40 per person (min 25 pax) including food, grocery shopping service, waiters service and cooking service, drinks excluded or 400 euro per dinner plus table service (1 cook, 2 assistants, 2 watiers) plus cost of the food + 50 Euro shopping service. To be paid in advance at the check in Euro 5.000 per week for food, wine, utilities. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

2014 weekly rates

31 people    main villa & guest house

Notes: weekly price for the periods 26Apr-31May and 13Sep-4Oct € 50.790,-;weekly price for the period 23March-26Apr € 44.630,-;weekly price for the period 4Oct-1Nov € 43.092,-.

 

24May-28June
28June-12July
12July-30Aug
30Aug-13Sept
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
57.710,00
57.710,00
57.710,00
50.790,00
38.480,00

6.000,00
USD
*72.276,00
*72.276,00
*72.276,00
*63.609,40
*48.192,35
*
*7.514,40
GBP
**45.259,07
**45.259,07
**45.259,07
**39.832,06
**30.177,94
**
**4.705,50
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.2524 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.78425 GBP.

included

staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00) for cleaning, welcome dinner, daily continental breakfast, change of linen and towels twice a week (Wed and Sat), electricity up to 330kwh, weekly rental, all taxes, water & hot water, internet connection, pool towels (up to 40 towels), final cleaning on Saturday.

not included

heating, telephone and fax service, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day at 10 Euro per hour, grocery shopping service 50 euro each time, cooking service 5 course dinner Euro 40 per person (min 25 pax) including food, grocery shopping service, waiters service and cooking service, drinks excluded or 400 euro per dinner plus table service (1 cook, 2 assistants, 2 watiers) plus cost of the food + 50 Euro shopping service. To be paid in advance at the check in Euro 5.000 per week for food, wine, utilities. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

2014 weekly rates

25 people 

Notes: weekly price for the periods 26Apr-31May and 13Sep-4Oct € 44.630,-;weekly price for the period 23March-26Apr € 38.480,-;weekly price for the period 4Oct-1Nov € 36.940,-

24May-28June
28June-12July
12July-30Aug
30Aug-13Sept
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
50.790,00
50.790,00
50.790,00
44.630,00
32.320,00

6.000,00
USD
*63.609,40
*63.609,40
*63.609,40
*55.894,61
*40.477,57
*
*7.514,40
GBP
**39.832,06
**39.832,06
**39.832,06
**35.001,08
**25.346,96
**
**4.705,50
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.2524 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.78425 GBP.

included

staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00) for cleaning, welcome dinner, daily continental breakfast, change of linen and towels twice a week (Wed and Sat), electricity up to 330kwh, weekly rental, all taxes, water & hot water, internet connection, pool towels (up to 40 towels), final cleaning on Saturday.

not included

heating, telephone and fax service, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day at 10 Euro per hour, grocery shopping service 50 euro each time, cooking service 5 course dinner Euro 40 per person (min 25 pax) including food, grocery shopping service, waiters service and cooking service, drinks excluded or 400 euro per dinner plus table service (1 cook, 2 assistants, 2 watiers) plus cost of the food + 50 Euro shopping service. To be paid in advance at the check in Euro 5.000 per week for food, wine, utilities. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

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posted by: Peter B.
date: Thu June 12, 2008
town | country: Dallas, Texas
opinion excellent

Many many thanks for allowing us to stay in your spectacular villa this past week. Every aspect of the villa – the setting, the house, the furnishings and most especially the staff – was perfect. The team led by Matthew provided the best service I have ever experienced. And the food was superb! From the quality of ingredients to the preparation to the presentation, each meal was better than the next.
I hope to see you if you ever happen to be in Dallas. I will surely contact you when I am next in Italy.


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